Hydro-Québec securities: A wise, sustainable choice

Hydro-Québec is a major generator, transmission provider and distributor of electricity in Canada, focusing mainly on hydroelectricity. To develop, improve and maintain its facilities and reimburse maturing debts, the company issues securities which are guaranteed by the Québec government, its sole shareholder.

Key Assets1

Over 99% of power generated from renewables

Large reservoirs with a storage capacity of 178.4 TWh

Total installed capacity of 38,055 MW2

Average residential rate of 7.81¢/kWh in 20233 the lowest in North America

Return on equity 12.2%

Total assets of $93 billion

Average term of debt 22 years

Credit Ratings1

Rating agencies Long-term debt Commercial paper Outlook
Moody’s Aa2 P-1 Stable
S&P Global Ratings AA- A-1+ N/A*
Fitch Ratings AA- F1+ Stable
DBRS Morningstar AA (low) R-1 (middle) Stable

* S&P Global Ratings does not provide an outlook for Hydro-Québec’s credit rating.

Results and Outlook4

Investments totaled $4.9 billion in 2023.

Hydro‑Québec carried out seven fixed‑rate issues on the Canadian capital market during the year: three medium-term note issues maturing in 2029, totaling $1.8 billion, at an average cost of 3.87%, and four bond issues maturing in 2063, totaling $1.9 billion, at an average cost of 4.27%. These issues raised a total of $3.7 billion.

Net Income


The net profit for the year 2023 is 3.3 billion Canadian dollars, and the forecast for the year 2024 is 2.7 billion Canadian dollars



The investments amount to 4.9 billion Canadian dollars in 2023, and the forecast for 2024 is 5.8 billion Canadian dollars

Financing Activities5


The financing activities for the year 2023 is 5 billion Canadian dollars, and the forecast for the year 2024 is 5 billion Canadian dollars

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  1. As at December 31, 2023.
  2. Total installed capacity includes 37,436 MW for Québec and 619 MW for the United States.
  3. On April 1, 2023 (for residential customers with monthly consumption of 1,000 kWh).
  4. Forecast data is supplied for 2024.
  5. Gross borrowings.

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